Alissa Dress

$73 to buy
$370 value
Stylist Notes

Go for chic simplicity in this draped mini by Slate & Willow. Eye catching and super flattering, this dress will get you noticed everywhere you go!

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection with little to no give
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra. We recommend fashion tape to close deep V.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection with little to no give
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra. We recommend fashion tape to close deep V.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black matte jersey (100% rayon). ¾ length sleeves. V-neckline. Faux wrap with ruched pencil skirt. Lined. 37.5” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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270 reviews
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Large
(5)
True to Size
(136)
Small
(86)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 10, 2013
Sexy, fun dress for a night out!
I loved the idea of this dress but the top part (neckline) is not sewn together so it's completely open! Fashion tape or safety pins are a must! Other than that, I loved it. It's sexy but not too short and I'm very picky about the length of dresses. I wore this to Rent the Runway's Capstone Weekend Girl's Night Out event and it was perfect! Great going out dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2013
I didn't wear this dress
I ordered this with another dress, and opted for the other one. I didn't have any issues, this just isn't my style. I prefer fitted, structured. This is pretty flattering. You would need body tape to hold down the front of the dress. It is also very short - I am 5'1" and the XS is short - I would have worn tights.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2013
So bummed
This was a my back up dress, seemed safe but still cute for the party I was attending. When my first pick didn't fit I figured this would be the one. Unfortunately no such luck. It runs super small through the arms and waist. The waist line has NO stretch so it was awkward to get on and off. The section of fabric on your upper back is wide & bulky. It was just a complete miss for my shape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 30, 2013
Weird Proportions, Didn't Fit
This was my back up dress but, sadly, when my first dress didn't work out my back up didn't provide any help! This dress was too tight in the hips - it fit but it was a struggle to put on - and it lacks a zipper to make it easier to pull on and off. The top, on the other hand, was too large and the wrap portion wouldn't stay closed. It would definitely need to be taped or pinned if I had worn it. The length of the short skirt paired with the billowy top portion just made my body look weird and disproportional. My husband said it looked like something Snooki would wear and I don't take that as a compliment! I'm not familiar with this designer and took a risk in renting it that ultimately didn't pay off. RTR is always great and was super helpful with my return. I'll continue to rent - I just won't go back to this dress or its designer.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2013
Would definitely rent again. Great for girls night out.
This dress was just what I was looking for--a sexy, but not strappy going-out/party dress. I didn't end up wearing it (my event got cancelled), but I would definitely rent it again. Like other reviewers have said, it has very little give in the waist and the need to order a size up is mostly due to that. BUT, once you get it on, it makes your waist look really tiny! The rest of the dress is quite stretchy and will definitely fit over larger hips and butts. The arms are snug and fitted, but still stretchy. I have fairly broad shoulders, hips, and butt, but a small waist. Once I struggled a bit to get it over my shoulders, it fit fine. Usually I would be in between a small and medium in this type of dress and I was DEFINITELY a medium in this. The top area is completely open, but easily secured with fashion tape or a black safety pin. Overall, I would highly recommend this dress, but advise ordering a size up in back-up size.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
May 10, 2013
ran way too small. I am curvy and it was just too short. Kind of wasted money on this
Fits way too tight. The descriptions made is seem that it would be able to stretch but it really didnt. This was my first dress I ordered from the site and I am so disappointed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2013
super flattering!
I rented this dress for a cocktail party, and loved it. I needed fashion tape and safety pins to hold it together in the front, but overall it was really comfortable and flattering. I would rent again!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2013
This was my first time using RTR and I thought it was a great idea and extremely easy.
I wore this dress to my best friend's engagement party and got a lot of compliments. However, it is VERY short! I'm usually a medium but tried the large on first and when I saw how short it was I didn't even try the medium. I've never needed to use fashion tape because I have big boobs that fill out any dress but this neckline is very open. Tape is a must! Top is baggy and bottom is tight, but it rouches on the side of the hip so is very flattering through the waist. I wore it with black wedges and a statement necklace and it worked, but I would not wear it again just because of the length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2013
Didn't make it out the door
In theory this dress is great, and if it had been executed correctly it would be a very flattering, versatile dress. The ruched skirt is very tight and holds everything in, but the top is way too large. I tried to hold it together with a safety pin but it never looked right. If the top had less fabric the dress would be a definite hit.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2013
Cute Dress
This was my first RTR experience, and it was a super easy one. However, I don't know that I would go for this dress again. It is super cute and I got compliments, but I feel like I could find something like this at an H&M or Forever 21. It felt kind of cheap and I don't even think it was worth spending $50 on for one wear. I don't know, I did really like it, though. Just an okay dress for me, I guess.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 29, 2013
Ended up not wearing this dress.
I'm typically a 0 in dresses and even the S was too small for me. TIGHT on the rear and LOW in the front. If you want a s-e-x-y dress this is for you. Unfortunately, I was in the market for something less so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 9, 2013
The dress would be a great fit expect for the neck line
It runs really short. I am 5'10 and it was super short as well as the neckline falls to the side as if it has been stretched out. The fabric is a bit to heavy for fashion tape to hold it all night so there were a few wardrobe mishaps that night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
September 14, 2013
Fun LBD!
I didn't end up actually going to the event, but this dress was perfect! I was supposed to go to an Atlantic City birthday party, but never ended up going. When I tried this dress on, it was perfect! It was tight around the hips, which was a perfect fit for me. The top portion definitely swings open a little more than I'd like, but I just used some tape. Great little black dress!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 23, 2013
Perfect LBD! Comfortable and fit like a glove!
Fit was perfect. I recommend getting the double sided tape because the top of the dress is not connected but the tape held my dress in place the entire night. I wore this dress to a wedding and even with all the dancing I never had to worry about the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2013
A great rental. Perfect for dinner and a show in NYC
I wore this out for my birthday dinner and a show in NYC. I paired it with pink Kate Spade earrings and bag. Very flattering. I taped the front together so I didn't flash all night. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 4, 2013
This dress is great. Somewhere between classy and sexy!
The fit was true to size. The neckline is PLUNGING so you need to pin it or wear a cami underneath ( i did this cause I linked the drape). It is also pretty short, though I think it feels shorter than it looks. Overall. its somewhere perfectly between classy and sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
November 6, 2013
Comfortable but Flattering!
Great dress! Comfortable, fun, flattering! Fit like a glove. Very low neckline nothing that double sided tape can't fix. If you are larger on the bottom there isn't much stretch so you may have to go up a size. I wore it for a date night with my husband. It's a dress that you can dress up or down, shoes, tights with booties, etc....
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 15, 2013
We stopped by the showroom to try on dresses--I would never have picked this dress otherwise!
This dress looked great with black tights and high heeled booties, although I wore it with combat boots and a long cardigan the next day and it looked even better. Beware--it has very little stretch, even though it's a knit. Once it bunches up nicely around your hips, it's shorter than you think it's going to be. (The upper arms were a bit tight, but I have flappy heybabies, so no real surprise there. I don't wear sleeveless for just that reason!) I had no issues with the deep v, even without fashion tape. Getting it on was a bit of a squirm, but once it was on, everything stayed put and looked terrific. It definitely runs small, though. I'm generally a 26 or a 27 in jeans, and the large fit comfortably across my hips but didn't fit a friend of mine who is more of the traditional hourglass shape. My husband thought I looked gorgeous, and I got lots of compliments from men and women at the party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2013
Sexy and comfortable!
I rented this dress for a birthday party in Atlantic City. I am OBSESSED with this dress, I want to own it! The fit was great, very tight but flattering on the bottom and loose enough on the top. All the reviews I read said fashion tape would be needed however I am a size 34 D and wore a slightly padded push up bra and did not need fashion tape for the top. I wore tights so it was not an issue for me but the dress is on the shorter side so I can see where some people might be a little uncomfortable. Over this dress was a huge success!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2013
Great change of pace from what I usually wear
PROS: The quality of this dress is really great. It's a heavy fabric with little stretch. It was different from what I typically wear to weddings, so I felt really sexy and fun. People complimented me all night on the dress and my boyfriend loved it. I actually really liked how low this dress is cut in the front. It's much lower than on the model. You could get a away with wearing any kind of bra, if you have fashion tape. I didn't, so I just went without. CONS: RTR didn't include fashion tape, which I was expecting because of what I read on other reviews, so I had to constantly check to make sure I wasn't falling out. That was kind of a bummer. It's also VERY short. I'm only 5'3 (on a tall day) and found it hard to sit and bend over. I probably wouldn't have worn this dress without tights. In the end though, the pros outweighed the cons and I still loved wearing this dress. I would recommend it, but be prepared for it to be quite short AND how off your chest. (would be really fun in Las Vegas!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2013
Gorgeous dress
Loved this dress and was complimented all night on it. I loved the dress. I have a really interesting shape- I'm a 36d, size 4-6 on bottom and have extremely wide hips. Some dresses look awful, but this was perfect. It is a little short and the top had a tendency to open up a bit but that was quickly fixed with an adjustment to the top. Overall loved the dress. You won't be disappointed.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2013
Sassy!
This dress was very comfortable and subtly sexy. I wore the medium even though the small also fit - based on the venue (a nice dinner) I chose the less tight option (medium).
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 27, 2013
Very Sexy.
Had to wear fashion tape and spanks (thong version b/c of length). It was fun for a night out with the girls!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 21, 2013
Loved this dress!
This dress was comfortable and very flattering. I would definitely rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
December 26, 2013
Hugged all the right curves!
I wore this for a Christmas party, it was perfect! I wear a 2-4 dress and the small was a good size - snug but fit well. I could have worn the medium but it was a little too bunchy in the skirt area, it didn't fit as well. It also definitely needed some fashion tape - safety pin wasn't working. I wore this with black tight and booties, I received compliments all night long!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
December 28, 2013
Great dress - super flattering and comfortable.
Body hugging from the waist down, hangs nicely on top. MUST have double sided tape to keep the deep V closed. I used the tape fabric to fabric and it held tight throughout the night and dancing.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 31, 2013
Must. Have. Fabric. Tape!
Taping this dress is not an option, it's a must. You could maybe also use a small safety pin to keep the top together. I totally should have known that, but was caught off guard.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
January 1, 2014
Very sexy dress. Top defiantly requires double sided fashion tape.
Top defiantly requires double sided fashion tape. I am short and the dress was perfect length. felt fabric was plenty stretchy and dress was comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 2, 2014
Super sexy!
I rented this dress as a backup for New Year's Eve and didn't get the chance to wear it. But I did love the design and fit and will definitely keep it in mind for future occasions. My only hesitation with this dress is that it's very revealing in the bust area so I would not recommend it for large chested women who are planning on attending a dance party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 3, 2014
New Year's Eve was a blast!
I was a little disappointed because RTR didn't include double sided tape or anything -- and the neckline for this dress really needs it! I ended up buying some of my own. It's a little short, but thats the way I wanted it for NYE. Its a cute dress, overall, but taller girls should be aware that this is not appropriate for any sort of formal affair. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
January 6, 2014
Sexy look for NYE!
I could have easily worn the medium since the dress has plenty of stretch, but the large was slightly more comfortable. Since it was new years' eve I opted to let it be very low cut and went with pasties. I'm not overly busty so it worked fine for me. I'll agree with other ladies that have worn the dress: Plan to have fashion tape for sure!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2014
Love this dress. Felt comfortable and confident. Versatile and fits with any dress code.
The reviews were right; it runs small. With the fitted waist and no zipper, I would recommend sizing up. The small fit, but it was difficult to get on and off. Also, make sure you have a safety pin to tame the billowy top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 11, 2014
I did not end up wearing this dress- it fit too snugly.
This runs extremely small.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 24, 2014
it is very tight skirt bottom…sexy!!!
it runs SMALL & big. i usually wear a small or medium but based on other reviews I'm glad i order large. thats what i ended up wearing. the top though runs i think too big yet it is a larger!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
January 27, 2014
RTR is the real deal. Loved the garment bag, the goodies and the ease of returning the dress.
I ordered the small and the medium to wear to a nice dinner in Vegas. I tend to wear a small but this dress does run a bit on the small side. The top portion is super cute, super flattering. The bottom portion of the dress is very short and tight. Glad I got the medium, it was perfect. Super sexy but not trashy. I received a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2014
Hot dress!
This dress was amazing! It hugged my curves, but was still modest with the sleeves, I wore it to my Christmas party and got SO many compliments! Like the other reviews said, it is VERY low cut, but i just used some fashion tape and it stayed closed all night long. It is also pretty short, but so flattering as well. Would definitely recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 31, 2014
Super sexy
This dress is great. I ordered the S and the M and the small fit. It really cinched in my waist. My only complaint is that it had a lot of extra fabric in the top at the back and also under the arms. I know that's the style so there really isn't anything wrong with the fit. However, I am a little more broad in the shoulders and back and I feel like this might have accentuated it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 5, 2014
Runs large up top
This dress was really flattering but be sure to size down if you don't have a big chest. This could easily be dressed up or dressed down. It was really fun and flattering. I would definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 6, 2014
Great dress! I needed to wear a tank top underneath because it was a little too revealing but it st
Classy and sexy! Not too short or tight!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 7, 2014
Use fashion tape
Cute dress. I liked it a lot, but it requires fashion tape... and I am big on the top end. It was short, but I wore with tights and boots as it was mid december.
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